Monday, June 25, 2012

The Joys of Having Metal Face

So something pretty awesome happened this weekend.

 If you don't recognize anybody, that's me with youtubers SMP Films and KatersOneSeven, aka Cory and Katers. They've been doing this tour around the country and this past Saturday was their day in Denver, and since I make an effort to support anybody who bothers to come anywhere near the Rocky Mountains while touring, I begged and pleaded with my mom to drive the four and a half hours to Denver so that I could meet these two people who've had a hugely positive impact on my life. In fact, if it weren't for Cory, I wouldn't have found Mr. Angry, who was kind enough to help me with my senior Capstone project (basically Montana State's version of a senior thesis) about media depictions of emotional disorders and will be appearing in a video of mine at some point in the (hopefully not-too-distant) future. So yeah, that was pretty cool. There were all sorts of shenanigans going on at that meet-up in Denver, and Kate was kind enough to sign my DSi. That plastic cover will serve me well now that there's an autograph to protect.


 I spent a lot of time handing out pictures of my dog with links to various things on the back, so if that's how you found this blog, then welcome. I hope you like my doggy pictures, because there will probably be a lot of them scattered throughout my posts in the future. Today, though, I'm going to talk about my face. I am a 23-year-old with braces. It's not the most pleasant thing in the world, especially since I have a tendency to (kind of) bite my lip and when there's metal on your teeth, it can result in a split lip that takes forever to heal. Which is not fun when you've got OCD and you can't force yourself to leave a wound alone without a lot of willpower and perseverance. Anyway, there are a few fun things about having braces. First is how my teeth have changed from having a gap between my two front teeth to having two gaps on either side of said teeth. This allows for some very interesting facial expressions, in which it looks like I have redneck hobo teeth or something. To make this even better, imagine that the two teeth on either side of the gap are my two front teeth.


 The other thing is flossing. I have this kind of floss that has a built-in threader so I can maneuver the floss through my braces and expander, and sometimes it can get stuck.


 It tends to happen more in the back teeth, because that's where the expander is. Anyway, that's pretty much all I have to say this morning. To finish, have another picture of my dog Juno.


 She looks so comfortable, doesn't she?